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256: Civic Hacking with Code for Miami’s Mike Sarasti and Ernie Hsiung

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We’re joined by Ernie from Code for Miami and Mike Sarasti from the City of Miamia to talk about how local government can work together to open up data to enable developers to build amazing stuff that would benefit everyone. We talk about how you could get started helping your local government on the web and how the City of Miami has launched a new alpha version of their city website.


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